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Spotlight on Nikki Tabron-Booker of Oh Def Network

| May 11, 2016
Spotlight on Nikki Tabron-Booker of Oh Def Network

By Jeanie Summerville What’s up, babies? I hope all of you mothers had a fantastic Mother’s Day and that, your children showered your heart with love and made you feel as special as you truly are.  On that note, I’d like to introduce to you this week’s spotlight, as we travel on our journey of […]

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Keep a healthy gut

| May 11, 2016
Keep a healthy gut

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. The only time that we know we have a gut  is when it either growls or cramps up, causing pain. Oh! There’s another time we know we have a gut. It’s when you look down and can’t see your knees. That’s really not an enlarged gut, but a collection of […]

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A prayer for Barack H. Obama: President of the United States of America

| May 11, 2016
A prayer for Barack H. Obama: President of the United States of America

In the name of the son, Jesus; the lion of Judah; prince of peace, we pray. Giving praise to our father:  the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob; Our hands lift in gratitude of your grace; our heart on one accord. The body of Christ stands in order, prepared, to serve as Steward’s in the […]

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Obituaries: May 11-17, 2016 Edition

| May 11, 2016
Obituaries: May 11-17, 2016 Edition

Jonathan Andualem Michael “Smiles” Mortensen, eight, was taken Monday, May 2, 2016, by Batten Disease but is now walking with Jesus. He fought like Superman, but he suffered enough. He can now see, smile, and is seizure free. Originally from Ethiopia, Jonathan Smiles impacted thousands of lives through his spunk, smile, and spirit. Surviving are […]

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Press freedom still a distant right in Africa

Press freedom still a distant right in Africa

(GIN)—At a U.N. sponsored conference in Helsinki last week, Unesco’s director general, Irina Bokova, described World Press Freedom Day as “one of the most inspiring moments on the global calendar…  a moment to shine light on the right to access and share information, and a moment to stand with all journalists to defend their safety.” […]

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Swiss, Russian banks blamed for catastrophic ‘iceberg of debt’ in Mozambique

Swiss, Russian banks blamed for catastrophic ‘iceberg of debt’ in Mozambique

(GIN)—Banks that saw dollar signs in the developing economies of Africa are being blamed for a looming fiscal crash in Mozambique over so-called “tuna bonds.” Emblematic of the easy lending by western banks, 24 fishing boats meant to be a modern tuna fleet are gathering rust in the port of Maputo. The boats were paid […]

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Ethiopia plans to export more coffee, local vendors object

Ethiopia plans to export more coffee, local vendors object

(GIN)—Strike while the iron is hot and for Ethiopia, that means sell—coffee beans in this case—while the market for good coffee is booming around the world. Ethiopia, the birthplace of coffee, would like to become the second largest coffee producer in the world. But, farmers have been doing well locally and prices at home are […]

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U.S. delegation among foreign nations saluting winner of dubious poll

U.S. delegation among foreign nations saluting winner of dubious poll

(GIN)—After the disputed re-election of the longest-serving ruler of Equatorial Guinea, opposition leaders and local organizations decried it as “not credible.” According to the election results supervised by a minister of his own party, President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo swept the polls with 94 percent of the vote. But, most known members of the opposition […]

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Interview with Black History Underground Railroad Historian Brother Sage of So. Bend, Ind.—Part one of two

| May 10, 2016
Interview with Black History Underground Railroad Historian Brother Sage of So. Bend, Ind.—Part one of two

By Eric D. Hackley Sometimes it is necessary to go far, far away to a distant land—or to South Bend—to gain insight, wisdom and intellectual perspective as to how to link early American history to today’s life challenges, experiences and behavioral conditioning.   Ladies and gentlemen, please meet, listen to and explore the vision and […]

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Native son Elder Bobby ‘Main’ Williams crosse over in Minneapolis

| May 9, 2016
Native son Elder Bobby ‘Main’ Williams crosse over in Minneapolis

MINNEAPOLIS—The City of Minneapolis is mourning another one its champions—this time along with Fort  Wayne, who lost a native son. Spiritual leader, youth advocate and community champion Elder Bobby  Louis “Main” Williams, 53, died Monday, April 18 in Minneapolis, Minn. Born July 26, 1962 in Fort Wayne to Johnnie Williams Jr. and Velma Woods Williams, […]

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